post #271 of Old 11-18-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Is that a scrambler top on there? We want more pictures!

Yes it is, good eye.

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post #272 of Old 05-01-2013, 07:17 PM
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I know this thread is ancient, but did anything ever come of this AWESOME project?
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post #273 of Old 05-11-2013, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I'm terrible at updates, it's still plugging along slowly. Got some pretty sweet tube fenders fabbed up up front, just have a little left to button them up.


I also got some killer sweet (super bright) LED headlights to replace the stock ones in the grill. In my opinion they put HID's to shame. I'll get some pics tonight of them lit up when it gets dark.

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post #274 of Old 05-12-2013, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Well I have pretty much stayed up all night so far, first building a bracket to mount the two lights on at 30" apart on center (same width apart as the YJ factory lights) and then driving around random locations where there was not any ambient lighting to compare these two new LED headlights to my factory Chevy Silverado headlights (with Sylvania Silverstar Ultra bulb on the passenger side light lol)
Each set of two pictures were done in the exact same location and trying to minimize any other variables that would effect the results. To test the LED lights I just put my home-made bracket on top of my radiator support on my truck, and turned off my truck's stock lights. Keep in mind that human eyes pick up more light than an iPhone camera so both the halogen light pictures and the LED light pictures would be quite a bit brighter in real life, more than the pictures show.
The LED lights were just attatched to my battery with 16 ga. wire and alligator clips straight to the battery for these comparisons. The LED light pair only draws 10 amps.
Also keep in mind that the LED lights are litterally bolted to a wood board, and are not adjust correctly. Once they are in the grille of my Jeep I can aim them for the best overall lighting. They are a spot-pattern. I can promise you these results are as fair as I can make it. Both the Halogen lights on my truck are in working order (one isnt burned out or anything) and I aimed the LED lights in a fashion as if they were sitting in my grille, nothing tricky there. Also, the LED's are going on a completely non-road-legal vehicle as the LED's are not DOT approved.
To the results:
Halogen


LED's


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Halogen


LED's


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Halogen (same area as above, but standing in the bed of my truck, looking over the cab)


LED's

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Halogen


LED

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Halogen


LED
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Can you post all the info insight and mods for the tj dash swap? You're the only guy I've seen with it!

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post #276 of Old 05-14-2013, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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To be honest I just kind of started cutting at the places that interfered. I did cut too much though out of the tan one that I have so when I am finished welding in my cage I have another spare dash to try again with. My insight; you can save a lot of the dash material if you make it so the windshield can't fold down without removing the dash. I don't think I have any desire to fold my windshield down. I can take some closer pics of it all but it actually was almost as easy as I expected. It does have some interference with my half-door interior latch handles, but they still work. Just have to squeeze your finger in between them.
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post #277 of Old 05-14-2013, 12:13 AM
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Kick *** lights. Brighter than my HIDs lol

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To be honest I just kind of started cutting at the places that interfered. I did cut too much though out of the tan one that I have so when I am finished welding in my cage I have another spare dash to try again with. My insight; you can save a lot of the dash material if you make it so the windshield can't fold down without removing the dash. I don't think I have any desire to fold my windshield down. I can take some closer pics of it all but it actually was almost as easy as I expected. It does have some interference with my half-door interior latch handles, but they still work. Just have to squeeze your finger in between them.
Thanks, I'll take any pics you might have of the process or even finished product!

Out of curiosity, did you ditch your heat?
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post #279 of Old 06-14-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Out of curiosity, did you ditch your heat?
no i still have heat, but no AC

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Tube fenders skinned...

And primered
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post pics of the led light mounted...
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post pics of the led light mounted...
not permanently mounted in this pic. I have to make a bracket still. Waiting for my new Griffin Radiator to show up before I make a headlight bracket.

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Can you post all the info insight and mods for the tj dash swap? You're the only guy I've seen with it!

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post #283 of Old 06-17-2013, 02:26 PM
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Sorry I'm terrible at updates, it's still plugging along slowly. Got some pretty sweet tube fenders fabbed up up front, just have a little left to button them up.
your tire tread reminds me of Lucky Charms!

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post #284 of Old 06-23-2013, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Got my SFR (Stinky Fab Racing (Stinkbug on Pirate4x4)) YJ 4.0L motor mounts. Quality is pretty nice, and fit up pretty easily. I just had to redrill the holes for my new motor mount bushings because I think the stock bolt size is either 1/2" or 12mm, and my bushings take a 9/16" bolt so just had to drill them out. I wish they were .25" plate instead of .190" but oh well. I like them still better than the brown dog mounts, and I don't think I will have any motor mount issues.
*these pics are on my mock-up motor which is out of my old '87 XJ Cherokee. The motor going in is a stroker 4.7 from a 1993 YJ, motor mounts are the same enough though.
Hard to see but the SFR logo is etched into each piece.

Hit them with a few coats of primer first..
Drivers side bolted up

Passenger Side

and both in their new homes in the engine bay with bushings in place

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post #285 of Old 06-23-2013, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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As you can see in the first picture the motor is not centered yet in my engine bay. The pictures of the white PVC pipe are to check the route/clearances for my front driveshaft. There is plenty of room, and also there will be more room when I move the front of the motor a couple inches to the passenger side of the engine bay to make it centered. Front shaft measures at about 48" right now but when my radiator gets here I am going to install it and move my front axle backwards as far as I can while still having sufficient clearance.





And I will definitely be able to run a flat-belly skidplate, all the drivetrain is tucked up above the bottom of the frame rails.
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